For over 20 years, Rail~Volution has been on a mission to build more livable communities with transit, and where better than downtown Plano to showcase just how wonderful the reality of a destination connected by rail?

Historic Downtown Plano is certainly one of the best connected destinations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with shops, homes, restaurants, bars and even a nail spa just steps away from the Downtown Plano Dart station.

On Sunday October 25, the Rail~Volution Conference kicked off with a visit to Downtown Plano, perfectly timed to coincide with the Steinfest (click here for photos). Members of the conference were met by Frank Turner, Deputy City Manager for the City of Plano, who conducted a tour of downtown before leaving the group to enjoy the festive atmosphere (and plenty of beers) of Steinfest 2015.

Photography by Mike Newman

About: The Rail~Volution Conference

The Rail-Volution Conference is the only conference that showcases the link between land use, transportation and development. Planners, community activists, transit officials, consultants, developers, lenders, grassroots organizations, academics, elected officials, health advocates and housing advocates share the most cutting edge information in their fields. For more than 20 years, the Rail~Volution conference has been the place to engage in thoughtful discussions with change makers and influencers from over 300 communities…a place to share ideas and breakthroughs, frustrations and inspiration, about building livable communities with transit.

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Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...